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If you have been searching for something special for your Samsung Galaxy S4 that can give you a lot in just one place, you may stop here to experience the famed PAC MAN ROM, the recognized XDA developer member [vertigo] has released the P.A.C True All in 1 ROM for Galaxy S4.
Many of us cannot be satisfied with just one custom ROM as we wish to try features of all Galaxy S4 ROMs and PACman is one of best to offer features of other ROMs. In fact Galaxy S4 PACman ROM is a combination of three popular ROM, CyanogenMod 10, AOKP and ParanoidAndroid. PACman is AOSP based cistom ROM, so it will give you a fully stock Android experience but includes a lot of handy features that you should experience including different modes such as phone mode, tablet mode and phablet mode.
PACman is a great option to enjoy features of famed custom ROMs without installing them, it does offer elegant theme even per-app layout and per-app color, you can customize almost every aspect of ROM to obtain the interface depending on your personal choice.
This PACman ROM for Galaxy S4 version is rock stable to drive on daily basis but we should still keep in mind that since it is still in WIP stage, you may expect minor bugs. However the developer is trying to iron out them, why should we worry? Even it works reportedly great.
The Verizon Galaxy S4 has already been entered in the playground of developers and it seems that the phone can manage to get special attention, it was rooted in very short time after the release date that we already posted but you think that a long root guide with various steps irritates you, worry not and say thanks to senior XDA developer member bhp090808. Now we have an easy to use all-in-one toolkit for Verizon Galaxy S4 I545 that even load a custom recovery to phone.
Whenever we come to modification for Android’s life, root and recovery are initial processes you need to pass mostly, root enables you to have full control on phone, a rooted Android device can be modified without warnings while a custom recovery allows you to install zip files containing custom ROMs, custom kernels and as well as you can take nandroid backups and perform wipe.
This “I545 ALL-IN-ONE TOOL ROOT + RECOVERY INSTALLER” requires Windows computer, the root method is same that we posted earlier but this tool includes everything in one place to follow instructions easily, it’s not a one click root but very straightforward to follow, once your Verizon Galaxy S4 is rooted, all other features can be gained with one click including custom recovery. This toolkit includes the latest ClockworkMod recovery and TWRP recovery.
The ClockworkMod recovery is well-liked custom recovery tool to load any custom ROM on Android devices but it lack many features that you can easily find under any other recovery like the famed TWRP custom recovery, however now it seems that we’re again able to make fun with CWM easily as a recognized XDA developer Phil3759 has did a great job with it, he has modified the CWM recovery to generate a lot of advanced features to support your development’s life and have released his own version as Philz Touch recovery.
So the Philz Touch recovery is Advanced Touch CWM recovery version, it does offer a fully touch-based interface even you can customize it, Philz recovery include option to install multiple zip files, TWRP backup and restore support, built-in AROMA file manager app, clock and battery stats that even effectively refresh after 30 seconds, ability to take the recovery screenshot, configurable gesture actions and a lot more to make your life easy.
If you just got your Galaxy S4 and now looking for a custom recovery to enjoy custom ROMs and MODs, make way to Philz Touch Recovery because it’s really worthy to try at this time, however it’s important to remember that this Galaxy S4 Philz recovery version is still under development, so there are chances to face bugs.
Whenever we think about a custom recovery to load custom ROMs on Android smartphones, the ClockworkMod recovery and TWRP recovery are names that can come in mind first, I know both are great, however if you want to upgrade yourself with something different, you should call to Philz Touch Recovery at this time that you can try here on your Galaxy S4 I9500 (Philz Advanced Touch CWM recovery), thanks to recognized XDA developer Phil3759.
As the name shows you that Philz Touch is a ClockworkMod-based custom recovery but includes more advanced features than original one, main features of CWM are same such as option to install zip files, perform nandroid backups and wipe. It will give you a full full touch interface configurable GUI even it support for customization interface parameters, Philz Touch recovery for Galaxy S4 can make you happy with a built-in AROMA file manager to browse files, multi-zip installation functionality, and more even you are able to make a custom ROM based on the ROM that is installed on your GS4.
However do note that this Galaxy S4 Philz Touch recovery edition is still under development, so you may face bugs or find missing feature.
Google Glass is a nice wearable tech carrying head-mounted display that shows you a lot, it offers a lot but how do you use Google Glass? It doesn’t really make matter as you are not able to find out how it works or what technique is but if you do everything on your Android smartphone, you may acquire a little bit information, thanks to CNET for these Android tips and tricks, you can run what amount to the Google Glass operating system.
Might be development community have repacked the Google Glass OS into APK files, that you usually install on your Android devices, installation of Google Glass OS as APK files is pretty simple, install just APK files and you’ll get a Glass Home to make fun with. Once the Glass Home is installed on your phone, launch the app, it’ll show you a same UI that Glass deliver, tap on OK to open up the app and then start the journey with your voice commands.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 seems a supernova of this year as it does shine with amazing features that takes your life’s status to a bit higher level, the phone has been entered to the playground of development community and they’re treating phone with various custom ROMs, if Samsung’s blotware are irritating you, get the awesome treat of Doc’s Barebone ROM to get rid of them, thanks to recognized XDA developer DocRambone.
Developer has removed a lot of bloats from Docs Barebone ROM (check list here), it’s deodexed, zipaligned and highly optimized, you have Nova Launcher + Holo Launcher HD to make fun with home screen, the browser is AOSP, reboot menu is a bit extended, you’ll get a dark Google Play and there are many other tweaks to support your life.
The Samsung Galaxy Music is finally receiving the Jelly Bean update, Samsung is now rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean S6010XXUBME1 firmware for the Galaxy Music in United Kingdom but you no need to worry as the update will arrive to other countries soon in near future but if you can’t wait, simply pull out the update and install it manually using Odin.
Though various Verizon smartphones have been hard nut to crack but it doesn’t really stop the Android community to explore hacks like a senior XDA developer open1your1eyes0 has released a new root method for Verizon Galaxy S4 that is less convoluted, you no need to wipe your Verizon GS4, simply install a kernel, launch Motochopper Root Exploit Tool and then flash the kernel again. How easy method is it?
The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 users can now own much more with custom ROMs, thanks to TeamWin, they have released TWRP Recovery 2.5 for T-Mobile SGH-M919 officially, it enables you to easily install zip files containing custom ROMs, kernels, MODs and more as well as you can perform backups and wipe, even TWRP Recovery includes a lot more that you cannot find on CWM such as inbuilt file manager, onscreen keyboard to name and rename backups, theme engine, clock, battery percentage and more.
There are numerous reasons to flash a custom recovery on your Android device and variety of customization via custom ROMs is popular one, but a custom recovery is must have tool to load them on your phone, Sprint Galaxy S4 has received the famed TWRP recovery officially, thanks TeamWin.
TWRP enables you to easily install custom ROMs, kernels, themes and other modification as well as you can take nandroid backups and perform wipe, TWRP is one of best custom recovery that you can come up with at this time to load zip files on phone even you can install multiple zip files at a time.
The latest lovely guy in Galaxy family, Samsung Galaxy S4, has been entered in development community and we expect the community will bump up numerous apps and ROMs for phone. Many of you love to load them on your phone but before you go for any custom ROM, a custom recovery needs to be installed on your Galaxy S4 and the good part is that TeamWin has officially released the TWRP Recovery 2.5 for AT&T Galaxy S4.
TWRP Recovery gives you a lot more than installation of custom ROMs, backups and wipe such as a file manager, theme engine, battery percentage, clock and much more, so if you often play around the world with custom ROMs for your AT&T, TWRP recovery can be a good assistant.
If you are itching to load custom ROMs on your shiny Verizon Galaxy S4 that will bump plenty of tweaks to support your life and looking for a best custom recovery to get this task done, you’ve landed on a good place because here you can try the poplar TeamWin Recovery Project, TeamWin has officially released the TWRP Recovery 2.5 for Verizon Galaxy S4.
TWRP Recovery enables you to install custom ROMs quickly as well as you can take nandroid backups and perform wipe, it does even offer a lot more like theme engine, file manager app, onscreen keyboard to name and rename, battery life, clock and more. In nutshell, TWRP recovery is a best assistant to custom modification assistant to make fun with your Android smartphone yet.
The flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone is a beloved guy for development community, it’ll hopefully have a remarkable platform of tweaks and custom ROMs but before you load any custom ROM on phone, ensure your Galaxy S4 have a custom recovery installed, the popular TWRP recovery has been released for phone officially.
So you can improve your GS4 usability easily with custom ROMs now as well as you can perform backups and wipe, the TWRP recovery packs plenty of features that are not available for CWM yet such as the file manager app, theme engine, onscreen keyboard to name and rename backups and much more.
So the network, you are using on your Galaxy S4, is irritating you and want to get rid it off now? Well! It’s easy, there are various reasons to SIM unlock Galaxy S4 like if you are abroad, there you need to use another network’s SIM but phone is locked, sometime the SIM carrier gives you freedom against a small free but everyone is might not be lucky. Even there are many online services that enable you to buy the IMEI unlock code, but everyone doesn’t trust.
The Korean company seems to be a bit relaxed toward letting you to get a SIM unlock and here we will walk you through how to unlock SIM carrier Galaxy S4.
The Android development community loves to update their apps to fix bugs and bump up new features but sometime you don’t receive updates directly on your Android device and stuck to old time, the moment when you see someone using latest features and you don’t get the update notification, it may make you angry but worry not as you have option to update your Android smartphone and tablet from through web.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Android 4.2.2 that offer impressive customization but when phone comes to hardware, this is the point that you don’t have control over, so we must fulfill the wish using apps on GS4 such as equalizers, stereo enhancers and more. Samsung has packed the shiny GS4 with Adapt Sound that can be used to produce fine quality sound, here are tips and tricks for Galaxy S4 to improve sound using Adapt Sound. Before you start the procedure, ensure you’re in a quiet room and your headphones work perfectly.
So now, pick up your Galaxy S4, go to Setting, there tap on “My Device” and enter in “Sound” section. Then get the option “Adapt Sound” from bottom, launch it, and then tap on “start”. We’re going to hear beeps of frequencies, so if you’re able to hear sound, confirm it but if you can’t, say “No”. Don’t be surprised if you can dear all beeps or not as result it depend on headphones. It’s worthy to note that tones are played via left or left audio channel because Adapt Sound all individually.
It seems that the Korean company always loves to offer their latest features for their older devices as it happens with GS3, Samsung Galaxy S3 users can now taste the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware, thanks to SamMobile. I9300XXUFME3 is a new test firmware for Galaxy S3, it’s based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean build JDQ93 and brings various new features, most of them are ported from latest shiny GS4 such as the lock screen, screen modes, S voice app, setting UI and more. It even includes daydream, driving mode, improved notification bar, white background for gallery modes, full screen SamApps, and smart switch widget.
The Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update will reportedly land in June but if you can’t wait, install the firmware manually using Odin3. It’s worthy to note that since this is leaked firmware, it might not be fully stable but it has been tested and works well. Do also note that it will increase binary counter, however the current binary and system status will be official.
It seems that Samsung love to cover all portions of market as they did a great job with latest possible 8-inch tablet known as Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, following the Note series, it does offer the S-Pen too that makes you tasks easier because using the tablet with the S Pen feels very good. If you’re looking for a custom recovery to improve the usability of your Note 8.0 with custom ROMs, you’ve landed on a very good place, here you can get the popular TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project), thanks to senior XDA developer emwno.
As for we have TWRP Recovery version 2.5 for Galaxy Note 8.0 and it’s well matched with both modes, N5100 and N5110. TWRP recovery packs many good features that you can’t find in other recoveries, it’s not limited just installation of custom ROMs and backups and wipe, it also includes a file manager app, onscreen keyboard to name and rename backups, theme engine to make fun with themes, and more.
Modification is what, Android devices are famous as modification enables you to enhance the usability of your device because of various means including tweaks and custom ROMs but before you start make fun with custom ROMs, a custom recovery must be installed on your device such as the famed ClockworkMod custom recovery, ClockworkMod recovery 6.0 has been ported to Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, thanks to senior XDA developer emwno.
There are many reasons to flash ClockworkMod recovery on Galaxy Note 8.0 like you can use it to install zip files containing custom ROMs, MODs, etc as well as CWM allows you to perform backups and wipe. This guide shows you how to install ClockworkMod recovery for Galaxy Note 8.0, it’s well-matched with both, Galaxy Note with model number and N5100 and model number N5110.
Google said that Hangouts will roll out gradually to Gmail in a few weeks but if you can’t wait, use this tip to manually active Google Hangouts from Gmail.
Recently Google launched their unified messenger named Hangouts across web, App store and Google Play Store, this latest service packs impressive features to connect you to your friends family by various means such as chat, video call, groups and more, even it entertains you with actions of your friend like you’re able to get notifications and you can know whether your friend have seen your message or not.
Google Hangouts service stay in sync with all of your devices but Google said that Hangouts will gradually roll out to Gmail in a few weeks but if you can’t wait, simply turn on Hangouts from Gmail manually, it’s pretty simple and easy. However it’s worthy to note that this trick doesn’t seem to be working in Google apps, online Gmail.
Login to your Gmail account
Login to Google Talk in sidebar, click on image that is linked with Gtalk account
Click on “Try the new Hangouts”